Monday, May 7, 2012

Under construction

Greetings all, Please forgive my mess. My blog is being renovated so as to fall in line with my new hobby focus and YES, I will actually be focused. I am concentrating on a single game system. One word: Ulthuan. Be back soon!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Why, For the Love of Pete, WHY?????

Ok, I realize I blog about once every solar cycle and I also realize that I don't play Warhammer 40k (or any GW game for that matter) but I do enjoy the Black Library's offerings. That said, can someone smarter than me please help me understand why the BL would send me an email telling me to "Fill my screen with visions of war" and then charging $2.50 per desktop wallpaper?





To borrow a brilliant exchange from the great movie, Blades of Glory...

Chazz: Mind-bottling, isn't it?
Jimmy: Did you just say mind-bottling?
Chazz: Yeah, mind-bottling. You know, when things are so crazy it gets your thoughts all trapped, like in a bottle?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Turn up the volume, set to full screen, and then have your mind blown!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Thousand Sons

A Thousand Sons (Horus Heresy)A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In my opinion, A Thousand Sons is arguably the best book of the HH series so far. It is a tragedy on an epic scale. I was so invested in the characters that even though there was no doubt as to the outcome, I still found myself hoping they would escape the fall to Chaos. As far as I'm concerned, 5 stars is the only option here.

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The Outcast Dead

The Outcast DeadThe Outcast Dead by Graham McNeill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great look into the Heresy. The secret carried by Zulane wasn't really a secret to the reader but it definitely was to the characters around him.

Edit: I've reconsidered my review and have chosen to give The Outcast Dead 5 stars. The reason? The last 19 pages of the book. I've reread them 4 or 5 times now and I finally realized that the story told was never about the secret. It was about consequences of that secret being revealed to the galaxy.

A Thousand Sons was a tragedy to it's very core but The Outcast Dead, while draped in tragedy, had the taste of victory to it. After all, "sometimes the only victory possible is to keep your opponent from winning."

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Monday, September 26, 2011

What is my problem??

I really have the itch to paint again. My problem is that I have so far been unable to transform that itch into reality.

My half finished Warmachine models have been calling my name for about 4 weeks now but they still remain half finished. What is lacking? I think it may be accountability. I am accountable to no one when it comes to my painting.

Assuming anyone still reads (or even looks at) my blog, would it be possible, in some form or fashion, to make myself accountable to the blogging community??


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Goal

Hello all,

I won't offer excuses for not having posted in ages. I will simply say that I've set a goal for myself. A Flames of War goal. I am within spitting distance of completing my very first Flames of War army list and by completing I mean acquiring and painting the models.

The list is a 1750 point LW Panzerkompanie from Fortress Europe. It consists of an HQ platoon of 2 Panzer IV H's and a recovery section. One combat platoon of 5 Panzer IV H's. Another combat platoon of 3 Panzer IV H's and 2 Panzer III M's. An armored artillery battery of 3 Hummels, a full Panzergrenadier platoon, and an anti-air platoon of 3 Sd Kfz 10/5 (2cm).

I'm only short 2 Panzer IV H's, the 2 Panzer III M's, and the anti-air platoon. Everything else it ready!

I know this list will struggle in late war, especially against heavy tank lists, but these are the models I have to use right now and so I am going to learn the basics of the game using these models and then I will build from there.

The goal? To complete the entire company by July 15th. One month from today! Count on it!